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The Practice of Writing:
A Conversation with Ann Cvetkovich and Saidiya Hartman

April 27, 2015 6-8pm
Kelly Skylight Room
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Ann Cvetkovich and Saidiya Hartman will discuss their turn to alternative forms of writing in response to the pressures of absent and ephemeral archives and the pursuit of affectively engaged research methods.  They will explore their vision for a writing practice that can do justice to their objects of study in the face of the challenging conditions under which publishers and scholars, among others, currently work.

Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression: A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012). 

Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007).

Intellectual Publics invites you to join us for a discussion of creative-critical writing with Ann Cvetkovich and Saidiya Hartman on April 27, 2015 from 6-8pm.


The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
Room 4412
New York, NY 10016        

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